On Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 the sudden and unexpected passing of Julie Marie DuVall, a long time resident of Auxvasse, Mo., was a tragic shock to her family and friends.
Born Julie Marie Gilbert on Oct. 25, 1963 in Torrance, Calif. In April 1973, her family moved to what would have become the home of her heart, Carthage, Mo. Julie graduated from Carthage Senior High School in 1981. During her schooling in Carthage, Julie established friendships with many, but has always had a huge love for her M&M girls, with whom she was still very close too. Also during that time, she once took her brother Eric to the ballpark, and met the man who would become the love of her life and future husband, Cole (Mitch) DuVall. They were married Oct. 30, 1981 at the Haiku Gardens on Oahu, Hawaii.
In 1991, Julie received her nursing degree from Norfolk State University, in Virginia and she became an OB nurse. She worked at many area hospitals, and many hospitals throughout the country, until she was recently forced to retire due to health issues.
Julie was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Gilbert. And survived by her husband, Mitch, children Amanda and her fiance Adrian, Randi, Jacob, and her granddaughter Bobbie Jo. As well as, her mother, Louisa LeMasters and her husband Bob, her siblings, David, Eric and his wife Amy, and Kimberly. She is also survived by her Grandmother Ina, as well as many uncles, aunts, cousins and nieces, Tiffani and Lexi, always had a special place in her heart. Her “adopted” children, Tiffani Guese, BJ Fletcher, and too many others to list, she was known as “Wendy” amongst the youth in Auxvasse, for her big heart and open home.
Among her great passions were first and foremost, her faith and belief in God, reading, gardening, cooking and playing with her granddaughter BoJo.
Memorial contributions can be made on her behalf to: The American Cancer Society, Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., or Wounded Warriors.
After the burial at Fidelity Cemetery, the family will be at the home of her brother Eric's house in Joplin. Please stop by and share a story or memory of Julie!